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Lucy's Blade based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Both my wife and I liked this book and look forward to more from John Lambshead. Sequels of the adventures of the holders of the blade would be welcome.
Though they know the consequences of their actions, Court Magician Dr. John Dee, observed by chief spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham and his secretary Simon Tunstall, begins the ritual to summon a demon into the Royal palace while Queen Elizabeth I is in residence. If anything goes wrong they will lose their souls. The plan is to bring forth Choronzon using the Necronomicon with a dog to serve as his host on this plane while they interrogate the honest but shrewd demon to learn the identity of who threatens the Queen. The dog will have died once they are finished with and return Choronzon back to his plane. --- So far so good as Choronzon is trapped inside the dying canine until Sir Francis¿ teenage niece Lucy Dennys rushes into the room to save her dog Choronzon switches hosts. Dee grabs his dagger as he understand what just happened and heads towards Lucy to kill her immediately before it is too late to stop the demon and Choronzon takes control of Lucy¿s body. However, unable to kill her or let anyone else kill her, Sir Francis stops Dee from murdering Lucy although the magic practitioner insists she is no longer is his beloved niece. Centuries into the future London University Professor Alice Harding looks back to the escapades of Lucy the evil slayer. --- LUCY¿S BLADE is a lighthearted satirical fantasy that contains two rotating story lines from Lucy¿s adventures under the reign of Elizabeth I to Dr. Alice Harding looking back from her academic perch during the reign of Elizabeth II to Lucy in the sixteenth century. The historical period piece is the more entertaining as Lucy hosting Choronzon makes absurd anachronistic sidebars about the present (sixteenth century that is) from the perspective of someone living in the future (our present) looking back. Readers will enjoy the adventures of Lucy the evil slayer but she also affirms the belief that there is still only one Buffy. --- Harriet Klausner